T-Mobile USA Incorporated has created a new technology to protect their telephone customers from scam calls. On March twenty four two thousand seventeen, T-Mobile rolled out Scam ID and Scam Block. Scam ID alerts customers of potential incoming scam calls.
Scam block allows T-Mobile customers to not receive incoming scam calls at all. This technology works on every T-Mobile phone. You must be connected to T-Mobile's network for these two free services to work.
Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile said:
“Every year, three out of four people in the US get at least one scam call—and fraudsters cheat consumers out of more than half a billion dollars per year! It’s insane – so we had to do something to protect our customers! So the T-Mobile team designed a brilliant set of patent-pending technologies — then built them directly into our network, so there’s nothing customers have to do.
No hoops to jump through, no app to download. Like most T-Mobile technologies, it just works.”
Calls routed into T-Mobile's network are scanned real time and compared to a database of prior scam callers. If there is a match than you will see a scam likely alert. If you would rather not see these alerts, than you can turn on Scam Block.
Scam Block will block these calls from reaching your phone. Existing T-Mobile One customers will start receiving this service. New T-Mobile One customers will start receiving this service beginning April fifth two thousand seventeen.
Scam ID is automatically turned on by default. T-Mobile post paid customers can turn on this feature by dialing #ONI# #664# and clicking a call button in your dialer. Customers can turn on Scam Block by entering #ONB# #662# and clicking a call button.
Customers can turn off Scam Block by entering #OFB# #632# and clicking a call button. You can check to see if Scam Block is on or off by pressing #STS# #787# and clicking a call button.
About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.